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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2017 


On our rundown today: Trump says there were “very fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday; a Minnesota church leader urges people to stand up against hate groups; and civil rights groups are outraged over the potential pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Public News Service - IL: Social Justice

Attorneys are busy preparing a lawsuit that would require the State Illinois to ensure better medical care for people in prison. (ACLU)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Advocates for the nearly 50,000 people incarcerated in Illinois say they won't give up the fight to ensure those people receive good medical and dental care. A federal judge recently ruled that long standing problems must be addressed by improving the entire prison health

Lawmakers are being asked to advance progressive legislation at the Capitol on Tuesday. (era.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Women will be making their voices heard at the state Capitol Tuesday. The Illinois Women March on Springfield is being held to bring attention to the lack of a state budget, equal pay, and immigration and LGBTQ issues. March organizer Tracy Baim says women and minority g

Illinois is one of the states leading the charge to raise the age young people face charges in adult court. (fbi.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois is one of the states taking the lead in the effort to raise the minimum age of how young adults are prosecuted for misdemeanor crimes. Legislation has been proposed to allow 18, 19 and 20-year-olds to have their misdemeanor cases heard within the juvenile justice

Women are being encouraged to skip work today to call for gender equality and a fair economy for all. (Fair Economy Illinois)

CHICAGO – Many workplaces might be short staffed today because employees across the globe are taking today off to speak out about the plight of women. It's A Day Without Women, part of International Women's Day, and rallies, marches, protests and special events are being held to bring attentio

People who have lived in the United States for most of their lives say they live in fear they'll be deported. (D. Miranda)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Advocates and politicians are speaking out almost daily about President Trump's plans to build a wall and deport millions of people from the United States, but those who are here illegally aren't making their voice heard as much - mostly because they say they're afraid. Ju

Attorneys flocked to airports in Illinois and around the country to help those impacted by a travel ban issued by President Trump. (icirr.org)

CHICAGO — Immigrant rights groups are stepping forward to help those affected by President Trump's executive order barring entrance into the U.S. by refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Lawrence Benito, CEO and executive director at the Illinois Coalition for Immigration and R

Thousands participated in marches for human rights in Illinois this weekend, and were urged to stay involved in their communities and in politics. (V. Carter)

CHICAGO -- Illinois had one of the largest Women's Marches in the country over the weekend, and organizers say their next goal is to make sure the calls for equal treatment and social justice continue. Marches were held across the state on Saturday, including in Carbondale, Rockford and Springfiel

Advocates for women's rights say now is the time to mobilize at the grassroots level. (whitehouse.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hillary Clinton lost in her bid to become the first female president of the United States, something advocates say would have advanced women's rights regardless of race, religion or political affiliation. Marilyn Katz, founder of Chicago Women Take Action, says now that D

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